What is Wilmot's Current Visitor Policy?

Jun. 7, 2021

We understand how important loved ones are when it comes to cancer. However, people with cancer are among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19. Knowing this, it is our responsibility to protect our patients and our employees by limiting visitation. This is the visitation policy at Wilmot as of April 5, 2021. 

If you are coming to an appointment: 

  • Patients coming in for a clinic appointment may have one visitor, when waiting room space allows. If waiting area space is too full, visitors may be asked to wait in their car until the visit begins. 
  • Visitors are currently not permitted in the infusion center or in radiation therapy waiting area because of the very limited space available in these locations.

All visitors must go through a screening station before entering. Please ask a staff member if you have questions. 

If you are admitted to the hospital and staying overnight

  • Hospitalized patients are pemitted one visitor at a time, but may have any number of visitors throughout their hospital stay. 
  • A total of two visitors per day are permitted, but not at the same time. All visitors must be 18 years old or older.
  • Each visitor can visit for up to 4 hours. If a patient has only one visitor, that person can stay the entire day, and can leave the hosptial and return during that day's visiting time. Visiting hours are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • Visitors are asked to coordinate the switch between visitors outside the hospital. 

‚ÄčThere are limited exceptions, such as for patients with developmental disabilities or cognitive impairment, pediatric patients, and end-of-life care. Please speak with your care team if you have questions. 

Read more about the hospital visitation policy at UR Medicine hospitals.